Multi-D infographics potential from the Edward Tufte (statistician, sculptor, designer) podcast…
Edward Tufte: Wavefields
Ask E.T. “Wavefields: intense animated data graphics”:
“Wavefields” are data graphics that draw on and completely fill the entire display surface, using every pixel on the data plane to show high-resolution, complex, multiple, animated statistical data-flows. Wavefields extend my work on sparklines.…
As the metaphor for sparklines is the resolution of typography, the metaphor for wavefields is the HD video, which records approximately 1 gigabyte per minute, a data throughput that might finally make our statistical graphics worthy of the powers of the human eye-brain system.
[Note that E.T. leaves out “ear” from the “human eye-brain system” — his audio reflects his sonic neglect.]